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FOX Business
Feb 5, 2013 1:00pm EST
melissa francis. lori: i am lori rothman. we will learn how hi our deficits could rise. melissa: we will hear from the president in just a couple minutes. we will bring you the remarks live. lori: immigration reform also on the top earner today. we will hear from business leaders on how reform should be done. lou dobbs weighs in. melissa: our very own charlie gasparino goes one-on-one with municipal analyst. that should be very interesting. lori: let's get things started with the latest addition of stocks now. the 20 you see volatility here. the fix is to the downside today on a day where we are gaining triple digits, unlike yesterday where we love triple digits. the majority of the dow components are in the green. we have economic numbers showing expanding numbers in the u.s. service. we will take a look at a longer term chart. back to you. lori: thank you, as always. melissa: breaking news. the budget office releasing the latest numbers. what we can expect our deficit to be. rich: $845 billion for this year. this is the first time in five years. let's take a look at the next ten y
FOX Business
Feb 10, 2013 1:00am EST
the problem like we did with the tax, but yet the budget deficit will not go away under any form of the decade. it's got cuts and arbitrary and some things cutting, irs agents, yeah, going to save salary that year, but going to do less audits and more treasures to the salary. this doesn't save necessarily anything for the government if it's arbitrary cuts. you've got to be careful about the larger cuts that don't hurt revenue earnings potential of the u.s. treasury. >> john lay field. automatic cuts may not be the best way of cutting spending, but they cut spending, is that good? >> yeah, but it's nothing. brenda, we've got to look at this. what jonas is talking about is spot on. these guys ran on tax increases and what they did was extend the bush tax cuts, they ran on spending cuts and having to-- over the next decade, we're running trillion dollar deficits, by the cbo and president obama's budget in ten years from now talking about cutting 1 trillion out of that 48 trillion dollars. this is absolutely nothing. it doesn't even move the meter. >> brenda: well, steven, in the short-term this g
MSNBC
Feb 6, 2013 12:00pm PST
economy back to work and create jobs, jobs, jobs. that's what this is about. our deficit has been coming down and the patient approach is to recognize that we actually have time. we should bring the deficit down, but we have time. we should take the cuts off the table and think about how to get the economy going. if people work again, we are on the road to solving the problem. >> to that point and looking at the cuts you have been pointing out to head start and cuts to wic, the women, infant and children nutritional assistant program, they are penny wise and foolish and may be making things worse in the long run. >> i'm glad you raised that, crystal. if you think about the single mom working 12 hours a day and her paycheck does not take her to the end of the month on food. what she realizes and has been a responsible mom, but realizes after she makes the decision to have her child not have an abortion is that her paycheck is not going to help her feed her infant. the women infant children program not only feeds these families, it also teaches them about nutrition and how to be healther a
CSPAN
Feb 11, 2013 5:00pm EST
sequestration and find a balanced approach to deficit reduction that does not include further cuts to discretionary programs. both defense and non-defense programs are equally critical to economic growth and the safety and security of our nation. these discretionary programs are not the reason for our growing debt and yet so far they have been the only place lawmakers have been willing to cut by $1.5 trillion today. non-defense programs alone have been cut a $900 billion bringing spending on these programs to levels not seen since eisenhower was president. as we saw from the white house memo on friday and as you will hear from our panel today, cuts to discretionary programs alone not only won't balance the budget, they will cripple our ability to grow our economy and provide an environment where all americans have the opportunity to lead healthy, safe and productive lives. that is what really brings us together here today because sequestration is about more than numbers on a ledger. there are real people behind these numbers and their lives and livelihoods are on the line. these cu
FOX News
Feb 9, 2013 11:00am PST
did with the tax, but yet the budget deficit will not go away under any form of the decade. it's got cuts and arbitrary and some things cutting, irs agents, yeah, going to save salary that year, but going to do less audits and more treasures to the salary. this doesn't save necessarily anything for the government if it's arbitrary cuts. you've got to be careful about the larger cuts that don't hurt revenue earnings potential of the u.s. treasury. >> john lay field. automatic cuts may not be the best way of cutting spending, but they cut spending, is that good? >> yeah, but it's nothing. brenda, we've got to look at this. what jonas is talking about is spot on. these guys ran on tax increases and what they did was extend the bush tax cuts, they ran on spending cuts and having to-- over the next decade, we're running trillion dollar deficits, by the cbo and president obama's budget in ten years from now talking about cutting 1 trillion out of that 48 trillion dollars. this is absolutely nothing. it doesn't even move the meter. >> brenda: well, steven, in the short-term this good or bad
Current
Feb 11, 2013 6:00am PST
to save $45 billion this year. that's 4% of the deficit. we're going to endanger our national defenses and shortchange our servicemen and women overseas for the sake of cutting 4% from this year's deficit? it is totally irresponsible. >> stephanie: wow. deficits don't matter again. >> that's a good point. deficits are this -- you know, this sort of murderous ominous thing that is hanging over the generations and obama doesn't care about the future generations. there are actual cuts. but look, crystal he uses this card all the time. he wrote a column last week saying if democrats don't vote against chuck hagel they're endangering our troops. we want to have some -- cutting that republicans claim we have to do, they're endangering our troops. >> stephanie: all right. hang on, eric remains in the side sidecar. we continue more right-wing world. it is "the stephanie miller show." >> announcer: there's a tea party in her pants and you're invited. call now. 1-800-steph-12. with the know how we need for a new tomorrow. [ male announcer ] make sure america's ready. make sure you're ready.
ABC
Feb 6, 2013 6:00am EST
with details of this. and, linda, we hear about cities reporting deficits and surpluses all the time, but this isn't very good, is it? >>reporter: not good at all this. report is due out today. it shows that baltimore is on the road to financial ruin and if drastic measures are not taken, the city will go bankrupt. the associated press obtained the 10-year financial forecast ahead of its release to the public today. it shows the city will accumulate a $745 million budget deficit over the next decade because of a growing gap in how much the city earns and the amount it spends. that deficit would be even bigger at $2 billion if you factor in what the city needs for infrastructure repairs and retiree healthcare benefits. according to the report, if the city does not enact major reforms it, will go bankrupt. the 10-year forecast was commissioned by the city from an outside firm. mayor rawlings blake is expected to propose financial reforms next week based on the report. linda stow, abc 2 news. >>> president obama will be in annapolis. he's going to talk strategy with u.s. senate democr
CSPAN
Feb 4, 2013 7:00am EST
with smarter spending reductions to bring down the deficit. we can do it in a gradual way so that there is less of an impact. these deductions that certain folks can take advantage of, the average person cannot. not everyone has access to cayman island accounts, the average person does not have access to carry interest income, where they wind up paying a much lower rate on the billions that they earned. we want to make sure that the whole system is fair and transparent and that we are reducing our deficit in a way that does not hamper growth and reduce the kinds of strategies that we need in order to make sure that we are creating a strong middle-class. host: jim from south carolina, on the republican line, good morning. caller: how are you? host: well, thank you. caller: you keep mentioning and hearing people talking about pensions, but pensions are just invested the same way that 401k is. stocks and bonds. people with pensions lost money as well. i heard cases where people were not going to get as much money. if someone is manages their 401k, i do not know, it needs to be managed properly and
CNBC
Feb 7, 2013 4:00pm EST
the deficit automatically picks up because there's slow revenue coming in and there's the need to spend on programs to help ease us through a slow period. it was wise policy, wise policy. >> bob, what do you think? >> well, i agree with laura that a better policy would be to put these cuts into entitlement reform and have them occur over time rather than immediately and abruptly, but it doesn't seem like the other side it s willing to engage in discussion of entitlement reform right now, so maybe we need to go ahead and do what we have to do and then keep the negotiations open. >> is that the issue then, laura? since we can't come to a deal when the republicans feel like they have leverage, they have got to do it when they can do it? >> i honestly don't think so. we have elections coming up in two years. i've heard republican members of the hill saying that this is what the public wants, the public wants a sequester. the public doesn't want a sequester. when the public realizes what a sequester means for jobs in their community, for education programs in their community, for the fact th
MSNBC
Feb 4, 2013 3:00am PST
, he talked about the economy. when it comes to tackling the nation's deficit, president obama said sunday in an interview with cbs news there needs to be revenue involved. and it sounds like he might be interested in going after people like mitt romney. >> there is no doubt we need additional revenue coupled with smart spending reductions in order to bring down our deficit. and we can do it in a gradual way so that it doesn't have a huge impact. and as i said, when you look at some of these deductions that certain folks are able to take advantage of, the average person can't take advantage of them. the average person doesn't have access to cayman island accounts. the average person doesn't have access to carried interest income where they end up paying a much lower rate on billions of dollars that they've earned. so we just want to make sure that the whole system is fair. >> all right. steve, help me out here. i think the democrats are holding a losing hand if they come back and ask for more taxes. they talk about raising tax rates on anybody. but if we're talking about closing loo
FOX Business
Feb 7, 2013 5:00pm EST
the deficit go to pot? new legislation would generate tens of billions of dollars in tax revenue. the congressman behind it all joins us to explain. do you ever have too much money? ♪ to grow, we have to boost our social media visibility. more "likes." more tweets. so, beginning today, my son brock and his whole team will be our new senior social media strategists. any questions? since we make radiator valves wouldn't it be better if we just let fedex help us to expand to new markets? hmm gotta admit that's better than a few "likes." i don't have the door code. who's that? he won a contest online to be ceo for the day. how am i supposed to run a business here without an office?! [ male announcer ] fast, reliable deliveries worldwide. fedex. ♪ they said go to school and be a college kid -- melissa: the student loan catastrophe we are seeing all around us, colleges and universities now suing graduates that aren't paying back their loans. the number of students defaulting on their perkins loans, though -- that's not easy to say -- is staggering. it adds up to almost a billion do
FOX News
Feb 10, 2013 1:00pm PST
. poverty is rising and incomes are dropping and the deficit is unsustainable. what does he say? >> he will talk about the economy. until now he was going to talk about the issues washington, dc, is consumed with but a new poll from pew shows the top things people are concerned about the economy, deficit, jobs, things the president did not talk about at the inaugural. at bottom were immigration, gun control legislation and the very bottom, global warming, the issues the president was going to hammer. we will see. now he is going to go with the economy and fight the sequester. speaking of hypocrisy the bill he proposed and the republicans and democrats in congress both passed, now they all deny they now how we got here. >>gregg: what do you expect, doug, from the president? >> he will say he has a job strategy as pat suggested, because the disconnect between the american people and the elites in washington could not be greater. the president knows his own popularity while greater than the republicans is hanging on a slender reed and he has to make the case he has a strategy to address t
FOX
Feb 4, 2013 4:30am PST
the ravens led 28-6 and no team has ever come back from a 10 point deficit. 49ers came roaring back in the second half but the thrilling rally came five yards short less than two minutes to go and the ravens ended up winning 34- 31. [applauds] [applauds]. >> well the big come back in the second half had many 49ers holding out for a big win and having their team in the super bowl was a big achievement in its own and many were brought to tears from the disappointing loss. >>> crowds in san francisco were relatively calm last night but police still made some arrests. alex savage is in san francisco to talk about the extra precaution we are taking to prevent a repeat in vandalism, alex? >> reporter: they remained relatively calm and of course san francisco police had a lot of extra officers out in force and they had a lot of potential hot spots including the mission district and that's where we are now, things are still quiet right now. they had three times as many officers on the streets compared to an average sunday night and 49ers spilled out after that crushing loss to the ravens in
CNBC
Feb 8, 2013 9:00am EST
numbers like the better than expected trade balance which saw deficits shrinkage of about, what, close to 21%. all of these december numbers are going to impact potential revisions to gdp for the fourth quarter, which we received last week. and it was a paltry minus .1 of 1%. we'll watch this number very carefully. interest rates have moved up with stocks. wholesale inventories shrank .1 of 1%. sales were unchanged at a goose egg. we were expecting .4 on inventories. this is going to be very key as we factor in some of our potential revisions for the next look at fourth quarter gdp, which comes at the end of the month. here we get close, within two basis points of 2%. remember, we started out around 193, 194 today and closed last week at the highest yield close going back to april at 2.02. >> rick santelli, thank you. not too much reaction in terms of the major averages to that data. it is important to keep in mind, with these gains here, we're now positive for the week. definitely for the s&p 500. this is a new high, by the way, on the spx. up almost eight points. the nasdaq as you se
CNBC
Feb 6, 2013 6:00am EST
is turning to for advice on everything from the deficit to taxes to the broader economy. >>> then, after we talk to them, they're going to paint a picture for us, we're going to turn to two powerful investors for insight into what the conversation in washington means for the broader markets. cowen and company ceo jeff solomon will join us, and the bond king, bill gross. first, steve will bring us up to speed on the morning's top stories. steve? >> thank you, michelle. disney posting better than expected earnings and revenues after the bell. the company says it expects the next few quarters to be better on a stronger lineup of films and growing attendance at its theme parks. ceo bob iegory was on cnbc's "closing bell." >> you had a lot of ins and outs. basically, the trendser good. we had strong results at our domestic parks. the bookings have been pretty solid. advertising was okay. and generally speaking, our business performed well. and our interactive media group was profitable for the quarter. that's the first time the group has been profitable since we've been breaking it out. >> share
MSNBC
Feb 5, 2013 7:00am PST
and deficit, fixing the education system for the most vulnerable is the way he puts it. the way he talks about immigration, are those things that will resonate? >> i think jonathan's right. what the republican party used to stand for, when george h.w. bush was president, is something that the republican party doesn't seem to stand for for most americans anymore. what they seem to stand for today is being, you know, insensitive on immigration. and not being mindful of a woman's -- you know, women's rights and there are symbols that the republican party promotes, like, they say they're for education, but they want to abolish the department of education. and i think that makes it difficult for them to cut through. if eric cantor can do it, then it needs to be done. but i'm just -- i think that there are candidates out there every single cycle that get in the way of the republicans try to rebrand and they are back in this same position every two years. >> eric cantor is not alone, for sure, jonathan, your old boss, or i guess your boss, karl rove, as how often talked about trying to fix the image
MSNBC
Feb 8, 2013 2:30am PST
deficit. president was looking to rally house democrats at their annual retreat saying he wanted a long-term budget deal but new revenues must be part of the package. >> i am prepared, eager and anxious to do a big deal, a big package, that ends this governance by crisis where every two weeks or every two months or every six months we are threatening this hardline recovery -- >> the president also discussed a looming automatic budget cuts arguing the public favors his plan for a balanced solution. >>> turning to the topic of guns. the president will continue his push to stop gun violence as the first lady pays tribute to the latest victim. michelle obama is headed to chicago this weekend to attend the funeral of 15-year-old what day yeah pendleton. the honors student was shot last week in a chicago park just days after performing at inauguration students in d.c. pendleton was among 40 people gunned down in chicago last month, making january its deadliest month in over a deck. >> the white house confirms senior adviser valerie jarrett and education secretary arne duncan, long-time chicag
CNBC
Feb 5, 2013 6:00am EST
and deficit. to put a plan in place. it's not just because we want to send a signal to the markets that washington's getting its act together. that's true. and that's a good result. but, it really is to help people. we don't want to see interest rates go up and the need for higher taxes. we don't want to see burden laid on the families, and individuals just coming out of school or seniors. we're trying to put us on a path to a growing economy, where there's more opportunity. >> but eric, you're still in a position of trying to sugarcoat a position of telling people that they are going to be getting less. that you're not going to make the same loans available, that this is a -- this is something that the president campaigned on very successfully. it's that situation. it's the immigration situation. are these different positions or this is just a new way of saying the same thing? >> look. what we're saying is our policies are the best path forward to help people in their lives. and the conservative principles of not spending money you don't have, of making sure that you put in place
CNBC
Feb 8, 2013 6:00am EST
of that cycle? with some of the problems that we're facing right now with the deficit issues, with the entitlement issues that are coming up, how do we get politicians to start talking about some of those tough realities? >> i don't know. the ones that do get slaughtered. i don't know how we do it. i wish i were that smart. >> do you think it's holding back business at this point? or does business operate kind of outside the sphere of what's happening in washington. >> oh, you can't operate outside the sphere. the last few years, where anybody in a corporation was considered evil, and i really felt that way. i know my colleagues felt that way, you have to operate in spite of washington. and because, first of all, you have a responsibility, shareholders employees customers, whatever, but you're a business. and you're there to run a business, and to make good products and get profit, and la, la, la, everybody's happy. so you have to do it even with the weight of washington strapped to your back every day. >> you said that you felt the last two years that businesses and your col
FOX News
Feb 9, 2013 12:00pm PST
the post office when it runs a deficit like the last three years in a row they go to the u.s. treasury department. they post a letter of credit and treasury hands them money. what happens if the post office defaults. who is on the hook for that money? >> the taxpayer is on the hook for all of it. this is not -- this notion, they have endorsed privatizing it. and to provide universal service g-mail provides universal service for free. post office does it to the tune of billions of dollars that taxpayers stand behind. >> eric: great discussion. how is a college degree for only ten grand sound? a number of states are making that happen. is this the best idea to save money or will it end up costing taxpayers even more money. this woman, caught on camera, shocking new video, entitlement fraud, wee do we need to cut all entitlement programs? ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ hi, i'm phil mickelson. i've been fortunate to win on golf's biggest stages. but when joint pain and stiffness from psoriatic arthritis hit, even the smallest things became difficult. i finally understood what serious joint pain is li
FOX News
Feb 11, 2013 3:00am PST
think washington has a tremendous spending problem. and the only way we're going to get the deficit in control is to cut spending and have comprehensive entitlement reform. it's unconclusionable to leave this kind of debt to our children and grandchildren and they would not have the same opportunities that we've had if we leave them with this extreme debt here. so we have to accept responsibility to do something about it. i think again that, what dr. carson was saying. >> steve: yeah. i know you're a democrat and you feel that way, but what about the members of your party in congress? it just seems like don, we love you, but we don't agree with that. >> i think there are many democrats democrats who do. if you look at president clinton's pen you're, his fiscal policy was much more to the center. >> steve: we thank you for joining us on this busy news morning. >> thank you. >> steve: all right. straight ahead on this monday, being top dog ain't easy. it takes a lot of hard work, from doggy treadmills to doggy psychics. todd starnes takes us behind the scenes as the prized pooches get
FOX News
Feb 4, 2013 3:00am PST
. let's reform the defense budget and look at the largest drivers of our deficit in mandate spending programs those on the left end of the spectrum don't want to cut. >>brian: they took gates cuts and are going try to up them by $500 billion. leon panetta takes over from them. has the same fear. here's what he said yesterday on "meet the press." >> we've got a plan for that possibility because there are so many members saying we're going to let it take place, but i have to tell you it is irresponsible for it to happen. i mean, why -- why in god's name would members of congress elected by the american people take a step that would badly damage our national defense, but more importantly undermine the support for our men and women in uniform? why would you do that? >>brian: that is inaccurate. it is the president who proposed these sequester cuts. this isn't congress doing that. and republican fear about these cuts, would you say that's accurate? >> i would say it's accurate. there is a growing resignation to them on the hill for some reason. i was there two weeks ago. everyone seems re
FOX
Feb 4, 2013 5:00am PST
... >> reporter: at one point they led 28-6 and no team ever came back from more than a 10 point deficit to win the super bowl but the 49ers roared back in the second half and the thrilling rally ended five yards short less than two minutes to go and look at this play, right there, ravens won 34-31. >>> oh, yeah, last night fireworks lit up the sky in many parts of san francisco, a lot of 49ers fans wanted to celebrate another 49ers win but after that tough loss, a lot of fans decided to celebrate, it is just a fantastic season for the 49ers and they are already looking forward to next year. >>> well, thousands of 49ers fans packed san francisco bars to watch the game but police say there were some arrests after being mostly peaceful. alex is here to talk about crowd control effort. >> reporter: they did not use their disappointment to cause problems, only a handful of issues for police who were out in force prepared for potentially rowdy crowds and they were focused on hot spots and that includes here in the mission district where we have not seen much in the way of police activity, mostly jus
FOX
Feb 8, 2013 5:00am PST
. >>> just a few minutes ago the commerce department reported a u.s. trade deficit sank nearly 21% in december to $38.5 billion. that is the biggest drop in four years. analysts expected it to drop but not by that much. >>> the wall street journal reports u.s. airways and american airlines could announce a merger as early as tuesday. some are scheduled to meet on monday and the boards could meet later that same day. analysts say both airlines would benefit since they have few over lapping roots. >>> time now 5:52. court arguments over a bay area suicide. how first responders are defending themselves. >>> a new day a new tattoo for 49er star quarterback colin kaepernick. what he says the design represents. >>> a few showers around. partly cloudy and a cool breezy day. highs in the low 50s. >>> a judge may decide today if a family of a drowning man can sue the city of alameda. this incident happened memorial day 2011. it made nation-wide news. raymond zach died on a beach in alameda as rescuers watched him on shore. they could not help the man because they were not certified in wate
CNBC
Feb 7, 2013 6:00am EST
had the south african mine strikes which really put deficits there relative to the demand that's there. that put platinum and both palladium as well. >> sean, thanks. carl, thank you, as well. >> okay. coming up, folks. details on some looming job cuts on wall street. and we're also building up to the newsmakers of the morning. former treasury secretary robert rubin, in studio. that's a cnbc exclusive, folks, at 8:00 eastern. plus, chicago fed president charlie evans talking about the central bank's next move. do stay tuned. >>> tomorrow, a special edition of "squawk box." live from pebble beach. former yahoo! ceo carol bartz will be our guest host. we'll talk to at&t chairman and ceo randall stevenson. plus, the legendary clint eastwood. >> people have to get creative when the pressure is on. >> it all starts tomorrow at 6:00 a.m. eastern. >>> welcome back to "squawk." barclays capital saying it plans to lay off 275 employees at three offices in new york. it's blaming economic factors for the layoffs. the layoffs are going to take place during a 14-day period beginning may 5th. how do
CNBC
Feb 4, 2013 6:00am EST
's going to seek to get new revenue to help bring down the deficit and specifically, he's now calling out carried interest tax breaks again. we'll see where that goes. plus, the story that everyone is talking about this morning, the ravens holding on to beat the 49ers in the super bowl after the lights went out for 45 minutes at the superdome. we're going to try to keep the lights on. "squawk box" begins right now. ♪ if you like it then you should have put a ring on it ♪ ♪ if you like it then you should have put a ring on it ♪ >> good morning, everybody. i'm becky quick along with andrew ross sorkin. joe kernen is on vacation today so we're joined by steve liesman. we're happy to have him here. our top story this morning, the market. we have assembled a trio of wall street's most respected voices to join us for the next hour. we have a lot to talk about this morning. plus, there is that issue of the lights going out at the super dole last night. officials say an abnormality in the power system triggered an automatic shutdown forcing backup systems to kick in. but they weren't sure
CNBC
Feb 8, 2013 12:00pm EST
a -- there's the number. the trade deficit was minus $38.5 billion. a $10 billion improvement from november. the consensus and the estimate by the government was about $45 billion. so there's $10 billion -- $8 billion of additional gdp out there. what that ends up doing is adding 0.7% or 0.8% to the gdp. the negative number in the fourth quarter was positive -- it's positive right now. but that was not what i came here to talk to you about. that's not really the anomaly i care about. what we have is an interesting conundrum or dilemma or debate between jobs on the one hand, on growth on the other. let me show you this chart i put together just for you guys here. look at what happened to jobs. in the four quarters up to the third quarter, you had growth -- job growth of 540,000 per quarter and gdp growth of 2.5%, 2.6%. in the fourth quarter, you had job growth at 537,000. but what's the gdp number? there it is. r minus 0.1%. >> you think the job market may be getting worse? >> i think it's the opposite. >> what is the right answer here? >> it's going to be getting much better. i think you're
MSNBC
Feb 11, 2013 1:00pm PST
such as the deficit, guns, or health care. the white house has certainly gotten the message on jobs and isn't waiting until tomorrow night to start getting its message out before the inevitable republican attacks start raining down. take a listen. >> you will hear in the president's state of the union an outline from him for his plan to create jobs and grow the middle class. the middle class is the engine that drives this country forward and which will, if it is given the right tools and the right opportunities, will drive us forward in the 21st century. >> let's get to our guest, democratic strategist bob shrum, and karen finney. the president is expected to use the speech as a way to frame the debate over the so-called sequester which would mean $85 billion in cuts that republicans claim are entirely his fault. take a listen to this. >> you know, the president, he's the one who proposed the sequester in the first place. >> it's what president obama proposed in 2011. >> it is inevitable quite frankly. now these cuts are coming by law and it's law the president signed and advocated. >> okay, professo
NBC
Feb 8, 2013 12:35am EST
begin to pay their fair share. >> the fact is though, we can't finish the job of deficit reduction through spending cuts alone. we can't. we just -- >> yes, we can! yes, we can. [ light laughter ] ♪ >> god bless you, and god bless the united states of america. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: there you go. see, that's what i'm talking about right there. [ cheers and applause ] you guys, this weekend is the chinese new year, which will celebrate -- [ cheers ] which will celebrate the year of the snake. crazy that it's snake already. i'm still writing "dragon" on all my checks. [ laughter and applause ] ♪ >> steve: yee-ha! >> jimmy: check this out. last night, runners from around the world competed in the annual race to the top of the empire state building. yeah, but there's already a scandal brewing. it turns out, one of the competitors tested positive for elevator. [ laughter and applause ] that's what i heard. here's some local news. after -- [ laughter ] some local news. after passing a ban on large sugary sodas, mayor bloomberg is considering a ban on styrofoam cups. seriously? at thi
FOX News
Feb 6, 2013 6:00am EST
$745 million in budget deficits over the next decade because of a widening gap between how much they're actually making and spending. good luck, ravens. gretch? >> gretchen: thank you, brian. "fox & friends" has gone to the dogs. champion dog, that is. the westminster kennel club dog show, america's second longest continuously held sporting event. today we're honored to have some of the pups competing. joining me live, the voice of the westminster kennel club, david frye. hard to believe it's been another year. >> it goes by fast. >> gretchen: so what's this beautiful creature? >> this is a tibetan mastiff. it's again, we talk about new breeds, it just means they're newly recognized because they've been around for thousands of years. we finally got them out of tibet and over here to this country. you can see what a wonderful regal dog it is nonresponsive this is in the working class. >> yes. kondra. >> gretchen: let's have her go off with her owner. how much does she weigh? >> probably 140 or 50 pounds. >> gretchen: then the little guy. i used to have a jack russell terrier. that's w
MSNBC
Feb 7, 2013 3:00am PST
has been the weakest recovery in 75 years and trillion-dollar annual deficits. the sequester will help the economy by leaving more capital for private investment. the sequester will surely require worker furloughs and cutbacks in certain nonpriority services. but most of those layoffs will happen in the washington, d.c., area. the recession-free region that has boomed during the obama era. >> wow. not a lot of republicans would agree with that because the sequester would hurt the pentagon. that's why they're talking about the d.c. area. >> can you raise my hand and say i'm one republican that would agree with that? we've got to cut defense spending. >> we have to. >> we've got to, and we've got to cut spending. >> willy-nilly, though. so the sequester is willy-nilly, isn't it? you wouldn't want to cut having the sequester do it? >> didn't congress make the sequester? >> that was a carrot and stick situation. the sequester is the stick. >> the problem is you can't get the president of the united states to put alternative cuts on the board. he'll talk in generalities. and the republicans
FOX
Feb 4, 2013 7:00am PST
28- 6. no team has ever come back from a 10-point deficit to win the super bowl. but the 9ers came roaring back. you can sea the kaepernicking ner -- you can see the kaepernicking back. the ravens ended up winning, 34- 31. the super bowl crowds around san francisco were relatively calm but san francisco police still made some arrests, 25 people were arrested for public intoxication, one person was arrested for trying to start a fire. police say things got out of hand at 24th and hampshire when people through bottles but no one was hurt. there were concerns there would be a repeat of the violence and vandalism like after the world series but for the most part crowds made their way home peacefully. >>> a different story in baltimore. not surprisingly there was a big celebration for ravens' fans. this is what it looked like after the ravens won. you can see the streets in baltimore filled with excited people. police had to shut down traffic when fans try to tip some cars over. >>> well, the super bowl was stopped for 34 minutes when the lights went out. it happened just after the thir
FOX
Feb 8, 2013 7:00am PST
trade deficit narrowed sharply in december. stocks are also boosted by strong earnings reports. the dow up 62. the nasdaq is up 26. >>> the united states justice department is considering a lawsuit against moody's for defrauding investors. it's sources say the government could wait until that has worked its way through the courts before taking action against moody. both services accused of inflating the ratings of some mortgage bonds to drive business leading to the subprime meltdown. >> will -- the gains are look for another sweep. pam cook is in studio now with what goes on outside the ballpark. >> reporter: that's right. the giants are asking you to join the team in another big sweep. >> the giants have won it all. playing off the sweep in the world serious they are teaming up with public works to clean up the streets of san francisco. san francisco has been voted one of the dirtiest cities in the country and if you have been there recently or live there you know there is a lot of trash on the streets. the mayor is revealing the detail this is morning of his plan to go after the k
FOX News
Feb 8, 2013 3:00am PST
and that means getting the deficit down and creating some certainty for business so that they feel comfortable hiring and investing again and really getting the economy moving. >> brian: i'll give you an example. i was shocked to see so many people feel he's killing al-awlaki with drones in yemen. what if the president of the united states gives the green light to take out a pick pocket or someone of his political enemies. that's some of the buzz that goes on. how do you get rid of that? >> there have always been conspiracy theories. going back to the founding of the republic, but i think the main thing is, brian, to focus on those things that resonate with people in their daily lives. as i mentioned, job security and growing the economy, getting the deficit down. the country is still heading to an unsustainable debt situation. the cost of college, the cost of health care. those basic bread and butter issues that the government starts tackling those, i think these conspiracy theories will have a lot less traction. >> brian: you believe the middle is the place to get the country back, don't you
ABC
Feb 6, 2013 1:40am PST
out for the first time since president obama took office, the federal deficit will drop below $1 trillion. last friday, the dow jones closed above 14,000 for the first time in more than five years. january brought modest job growth and for the big three automakers, double digit gains. and for ten consecutive months, housing prices have gone up. it's a seller's market. yesterday, president obama warned congress to avoid any self-inflicted wounds. rob and diana, back to you. >> so if you're trying to do the math here and keep up, we remember that deal at the end of the year. that's what set the taxes higher for those making $400,000 and as part of that deal, they put off those massive cuts. now they're saying march 1. that is different from the may deadline they've come up with, which is the debt ceiling. so they've passed a law to temporarily not enforce that debt ceiling until may. so two big deadlines. march 1 and may 18. >> we do a lot of kicking the can. but almost always they come to a resolution in the 11th hour, like karen said. and there is some encouraging news, 157,000 n
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